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UN Syria Partnership Program ‘My School My Community’


Titre : UN Syria Partnership Program ‘My School My Community’

Pays /Région : Syrie
Lieu (x) : Homs and Rural Damascus Governorates

Code projet : OSRO/SYR/903/JPN

Durée : 31/03/2019-30/11/2020

Objectif (s) : To ensure that the consumption of diverse and nutrient-rich foods by school children and their families is enhanced while improving the environment at school.

* Designed and established multipurpose school gardens in 15 schools, of which five schools in Homs Governorate and ten schools in Rural Damascus Governorate.
* Provided five types of vegetable seeds to each school garden based on its size, distributing a total of 37.5 kg of beans, 1.2 kg of lettuce, 255 kg of onion, 15 kg of peas and 4.5 kg of spinach. Provided agricultural tools and organic manure to each school garden, distributing a total of 30 garden hoes, 15 hoses (each 50 m in length), 15 knapsack sprayers, 15 pruners, 30 rakes, 15 shovels, 150 small trowels, 15 wheelbarrows, 45 watering cans and 15 tonnes of organic manure.
* Designed and equipped each garden with a solar-powered drip irrigation network and rooftop rainwater harvesting system, and provided training sessions for each school on management, operation and maintenance of the irrigation systems.
* Installed greywater treatment units at four of the school gardens, of which one school in Homs Governorate and three schools in Rural Damascus Governorate to supplement the water supply for irrigation and conserve water resources.
* Designed and established one vegetable nursery at the Agricultural Technical School of Homs to ensure a continuous supply of vegetable seedlings to the school gardens and to facilitate a connection between young agricultural professionals and school children.
* Provided the newly established nursery with five aprons, 50 kg fertilizer, one 50-metre hose, one knapsack sprayer, 30 pairs of nylon gloves, 5 litres of organic pesticides, 8 500 litres of three peat moss, five pairs of plastic boots, 500 polystyrene trays, six garden rakes, two shovels, five pairs of work overalls, two watering cans and one wheelbarrow.
* Supported two of the vegetable nurseries that were set up during the previous two phases of the programme with maintenance work and follow up installation activities (electrical cables to supply electricity for the sprinkler irrigation systems and fences).
* Trained 255 teachers (of whom 215 women) on nutrition-sensitive agriculture, health education, good agricultural practices, compost preparation and modern and sustainable irrigation.

Partenaires : The United Nations Children’s Fund, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees ; the United Nations Human Settlements Programme ; the United Nations Population Fund ; the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East ; and the World Food Programme.

Bénéficiaires : 1 450 people (of whom 943 women and girls).

Contribution : USD 625 000

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